Friday, January 2, 2009


If I was given money as inheritance, if I get divorced, then does my husband have a right to any of that money? It depends. If the money was given and then kept separate and under your name, generally, your husband will not have an interest in it. However, if you deposit that money into your joint family/checking account it may become indistinguishable from other funds and therefore would become family money, for which your husband would have a 1/2 interest in.